[ noun ] (performing arts) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comic acts
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Splendid , too , is the performance of Yuri_Tolubeyev , one of Russia 's leading comedians , as Sancho_Panza , the fat , grotesque `` squire '' .(The Providence Journal...)
It has a fast pace , excellent music , expert direction , and not_only a good comedian , but an appealing person in his own right , Mr._Berman .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Charlie_Marble was back_and_forth on several occasions , first to confer_with Andy on the advisability of cancelling the Las_Vegas engagement - they decided it was wise - and later to announce that a prominent comedian , also an agency client , had agreed to fill the casino 's open date .(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
We now have not_only what has been called over here the comedy of menace but we also have horror jokes , magazines known as Horror_Comics , and sick comedians .